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It is finally upon us. The time to move on and head to bigger and better 
things, so what could be sad about that? Well just about everything. 
Moving away for the first time and transferring to a major university 
might be easy for some but for me it's scary. The idea of being away 
from my family and friends makes me want to stay home. But, I know 
that once I get over the initial shock of being away it will be worth it, 
but in the meantime I plan on acting childish and will continue to fear 
it. Coming to Butler wasn't my first choice, as with many other students 
here. I didn't want to stay home and go to the almighty looked down 
upon community college, but things fell into place that way and here I 
am. I have to admit that I loved it here. Once I swallowed my pride and 
let myself enjoy what this school has to offer it was a blast. From the 
nights just hanging out with friends or when we went to parties, the 
school trips I got to take and of course the sports. My high school was 
big on football so I was glad that carried over here. Although the ending 
was sad, the championship game against Pearl River was quite eventful. 
Or at least trying to leave the parking lot. Long story short our van tack- 
led another car. The girls on staff with me will agree that the baseball 
games were also entertaining. In a cheesy way I suppose that I am 
thanking Butler for what it has given to me the past two years. The 
close friends I have made and the memories that come with them will 
carry on, this isn't the Grammys so I won't list them all, they know who 
they are. A friend recently said to me that most of us will move on and 
never talk with each other again. I really hope that is not the case for 
everyone once they leave Butler. 


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of the staff stopped for 
a photo opportunity on 
one of the first good 
weather days. Left to 
right Nicole Norris, 
Derby freshman, 
Crist ina Crow, 
Wellington freshman, 
Jennifer Chrapkowski, 
Derby sophomore and 
Rachelle Poirier, Derby 
freshman. Photo by 
Andrew Dorpinghaus. 


What's inside: 







24 GOODBYE TO 2004-2005 


Photo by Andrew Dorpinghs 

STUDYING HARD. Michelle Goodwin, Wichita fresh- 
man, studies before class in the 1500 building. Many 
other students find this a good place to study. 

Go LONG. Adam Jensen, Augusta, plays Frisbee 
outside the Bear Necessities Cafe with friends. 

The Grizzly Staff 

Final 2005 

Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Design Editors 

Nicole Norris 

Rachelle Poirier 


Christina Crow 

Andrew Dorpinghaus 

Staff writers 

Amy Knowles 

Daniel Pewewardy 

Mike Swan 

Contact the staff at (316) 323-6893 

Butler Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 

Cover art by Daniel Worley 
Back cover by Jennifer Chrapkowski 


. mzssities store to take it easy and chat 
Wises. Photo by Christina Crow. 



Layout by: Christina Crow 


a play in the outfield during the Lady Grizz^ ■ 
game against Dodge City on April 16. Photo 
Andrew Dorpinghaus. 


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But l e r s G K GARY, SYRACUSE, NY SOPHOMORE, runs neck and neck in the hurdle competition during a home 
track meet on Friday, March 12. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 



BUTLER'S MARK McBRATNEY, WICHITA SOPHOMORE, dives back to first base safely in the men's 
home game against Seward County on April 9. The men split in the doubleheader, winning the first 9-6 
and losing the second 17-1 . Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 

(Left) Some of the volleyball team members 

take down the net after a spring match against 
Fort Scott and Cowley Community colleges on 
Wednesday, April 20. (Below) Trooper Gary 
Warner rides alongside Butler student Donavon 
Butner, Wichita sophomore, as he drives with the 
vision impaired goggles during the drunk driving 
seminar held on campus. Photos by Andrew 

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Joshua Munoz, (Above) 
El Dorado sophomore, 

flies high as he catches a large Frisbee thrown 
by one of his friends outside the Bear 
Necessities store. Students have been enjoying 
the nice weather and getting outdoors and doing 
their own activities. Photo by Andrew 

bourse all afternoon on April 19. (Right) Garrett Brown, Monument, Colo, 
eshman, makes his way up the more difficult side of the ropes 
ourse climbing wall. Photos by Christina Crow. 

While most of the student body rushes to 
work after school or home to catch their 
favorite TV program or to catch up on 
their procrastinated homework that's 
due tomorrow, others look forward to practicing their 
favorite activities. A handful of hobbies practiced 
from students around campus include playing the 
bagpipes, motocross, photography, playing the piano 
and the saxophone. 

These pastimes offer a distraction from students' 
everyday hectic schedules with a passion for their 

For Schaeffer Bonner, Valley Center sophomore, 
his leisure pursuit is playing the bagpipes. Bonner is 
not from Scottish descent. He began taking lessons 
from Jim Lindsay, a piper from World War II, when 
he heard the sound of the bagpipes one day. 

"Playing the bagpipes placed you in a tight knit 
community," says Bonner. "You get to know people 
from everywhere." 

Playing the bagpipes isn't as easy as it looks, nor 
does it come cheap. "I usually practice at least once a 
day when I'm getting ready for a competition," says 

He usually competes in the tri-state area at 
Highland Games, like the 2005 Kansas City Scottish 
Games, and the 2005 McPherson Scottish Festival 
and Highland Games which are being held Sept. 23- 
25. Bonner has already won four first place positions. 

"When I'm not competing, I perform at funerals, 
weddings, schools, hospices and senior homes with 
the Midian Shrine Band." 

Bonner usually charges a $100 flat fee per song, 
which helps pay for his $600 kilt and $1,000 bag 


By Rachelle Poirier 

pipes, which doesn't include maintenance. 

After college, Bonner would like to maintain his 
hobby by relaying his knowledge to others to further 
the tradition. 

Another unique hobby belongs to Wichita fresh- 
man, Jason Unruh. After Unruh quit playing soccer 
and football he as looking for something to keep him 
in shape. Unruh developed an interest in Motocross 
racing four years ago when his uncle took him to an 
arena cross race indoor invent. 

"Motocross is my sport more than my hobby," 
says Unruh. 

He spends ten hours every weekend on his sport 
at Jeeps Motorcycle club, which is one of the oldest 
clubs in the USA, and is located outside Valley 
Center. Five hours which is solely spent on 

After college, Unruh plans to "always be around 
the track." 

"I would like to make a living out of it, although 
the chances are very slim, because for every other 
athlete it's the same dream," says Unruh. 

If he doesn't make it, Unruh plans to keep 
motocross racing on the side to become a product 
tester where he would test the product then write 
reviews. As a photographer, he also plans to take 
photos of the sport for magazines. 

Unruh describes the sport as "the best family 
sport, since you talk and spend lots of time with your 
family between races and registration. It's a great 
time to get to know each other." 

The sport also requires trust between opponents. 
"Everyone has a common goal, to win, you have to 
be able to trust the person next to you when your 20 
feet in the air on a jump." 


Because of the strong trust between the riders, bad sportsmanship 
is rarely seen at races. Unruh currently competes at a novice level and 
is soon moving to the intermediate level. He has three seasons left 
until he turns pro. 

At a more personal level, Ruth Clark, Park City freshman, enjoys 
photography, during and after school. Clark developed an interest in 
photography from her brother who does graphic design and photogra- 
phy for a Kansas City company. 

She doesn't have one specific subject that she enjoys the most. "I 
take pictures of anything, mostly scenery, usually things that people 
don't usually notice like a child's expression or a park bench," says 

Clark spends anywhere between five to seven hours a week on 
photography. She takes her camera everywhere, preparing herself for 
any photo opportunity. Clark is also currently enrolled in Mr. Mike 
Swan's photography class. Clark is studying to become a Physician's 
Assistant and hopes to combine photography with the medical field 
for research purposes. 

On another personal level, music is also a way to pass time. 

Ryan Anschin, Paola sophomore, shows his expression through the 
piano. He has been playing since was eight years old and practices 15 
hours a week. 

Bart Ulbrich, Bayard, Neb. sophomore, also expresses himself 
through the piano. He has been playing since was eight years old and 
practices 1 5 hours a week. 

His passion is driven by the freedom of expression. 

Bart Ulbrich, Bayard, Neb. sophomore, also expresses himself 
through the distinctive tune of the saxophone. Ulbrich is a member 
of the Headliners and has won awards for his talent. 

Ulbrich isn't modest about his talents either either. "I enjoy 
impressing people." 

So, while most of the typical student body continues to rush home 
to watch their favorite TV program,, these students, along with others 
around campus, will continue to put forth their time and effort in order 
to master their talents. 


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with his 
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of the bagpipes 
m instantly brings 
every listener 
to Scotland. 


Inside the 

Art Department 

Students of the art department are always busy, working on everything from 
welding projects, self portraits and various clay works. Check out some of 

the latest masterpieces this spring. 


Left- Nick Magee adds the final 
touches to a self portrait. 
Above- Jason Watts, El Dorado, 
freshman, cuts his work down to 
size to prepare for an exhibit in the 
Erman B. White Art Gallery. 
Opposite page right- Robert 
Sidebottom, sophomore, mixes 
paints to try to get the perfect 
color for his painting. 
Far right- Michelle Walthers, 
freshman, works on completing her 
self-portrait by adding color to the lips. 




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By Rachelle Poirier 

A community college is a great and cheaper 
alternative for students to achieve their 
general credits that are required for most 
majors. Most students who attend commu- 
nity colleges have the intent to transfer after two 
years in order to acheive a higher degree than a 
community college offers. 

Sami Copeland, Wichita freshman, chose to attend 
Butler before she transfers to Kansas State University. 
"Butler offers convenient classes that I need to pursue 
my career goals." 

Ralph Denning, Wichita freshman, also chose 

Butler before he transfers to a four year university. 

"It's cheaper than Wichita State University (which 
he first considered), and the classes are smaller," says 

According to Rita Luna, Registrar, 450 students 
have signed up for spring graduation. Out of those 
students, 372 students plan on walking during the 
graduation ceremony being held on Saturday, May 
14. The graduation ceremony includes graduates from 
the summer and fall of 2004 along with those from 
the spring of 2005. 

It is estimated between 35 to 40% of students 

achieve an Associate's degree from a com- 
munity college and do not transfer to a 
four year university, 

Beginning at a community college level 
helps make the adjustment to the college 
level easier for students. Walking into a 
college for the first semester can be quite 
overwhelming. Some already have an idea 
of the direction they're heading in, others 
have no clue. After taking some general 
education courses some students change 
their major because they discover another 
subject they are more interested in. 

According to Paul Kyle, Director of 
Enrollment, a student on average changes 

Heading in the right direction. 

Eric Proffit, Wichita sophomore, chose 
to begin his education at a 
community college level so he would 
be able to stay at home and not have 
to worry about doing his own cooking 
or laundry just yet. 

Furthermore, Butler allows him to 
get his two-year degree in a smaller 

"It's a nice atmosphere and fun to 
attend, " says Proffitt. 

their major eight times before completing a four year 

"Many students really do not have a clear direc- 
tion of what they want to do the first two years," says 
Kyle. "For that reason we try to strongly suggest stu- 
dents go to the advising offices to help them with 
career and self exploration in order to narrow down 
some possible majors." 

The most popular declared Associate programs at 
Butler are Fine Arts and Undeclared. Fine Arts 
include fields such as Art, Dance, English, Foreign 
Languages, Humanities, Literature, Mass 
Communications, Music, Philosophy, Religion, 
Speech Communications and Theatre Arts. 

Undeclared can be chosen for those students who 
are still deciding what field they want to major in. 
Students who are undeclared are given a course out- 
line to enroll in general courses. General courses 
allow students to explore most subjects which helps 
them find a specific one they are interested in and 
want to continue learning about. 

Out of declared majors, Kyle says business related 
fields are the most popular. For example, Business 
Administration/Accounting, Computers, 
Marketing/Management, Real Time, Reporting, etc. 

Being a business major himself, Eric Proffitt, 
Wichita sophomore, enjoys starting his degree at a 
community college. 

His interest in business comes from his passion 
for sports bars. For these reasons managing a sports 
bar will suit him well. 

"I enjoy going to local sports bars, and I have had 
a passion to start my own," says Proffitt. 

He plans on transferring to the University of 
Kansas in the spring or fall of 2006, after earning his 
Associate's degree. At KU, he plans on earning his 
bachelor's degree in business managment. 

"After graduating, I would like to come back to 
Wichita and manage my own sports bar," says 

According to Kyle, health related fields would be 
the second most popular among Butler students. 
These fields include Nursing, Allied Health and Early 
Childhood Education. 

Butler offers four different Associate degree pro- 
grams which apply to a large variety of fields. 
Students can apply for an Associate in Arts, Associate 
in Applied Science, Associate in Science and an 
Associate in General Studies. 

No matter what your field of interest, Butler can 
get you started. 


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Summer is almost here and whether your style 
preference is preppy, punk or anything 

in between, there are always great buys on the 
styles you love. All it takes is a little bit of effort 
and, the best part, a little bit of money. You can still loo 

sexy or rockin' this summer without 
draining your wallet of every last penny. * 1 
Check out some hot looks for summer, as well as 
the stereotypical "college style" for the summer 

college student. The "roll out of bed and run to 
look is always hot. (riiight!) 
io knew lookin' good could be this cheap? 





Wet Seal $10 

Wal-Mart $6 

Dick's Sporting Goods $22 $25 

What is your 
favorite summer 
clothing item? 

"Flip Flops" 

Ashley Devlin 
Wichita, Freshman 


Danielle Walker 
Mesquite, Freshman 


Emily Anderson 
Mulvane, Freshman 



Buckle $20 

Hot Topic $24 

Old Navy $21 

— — l. ron 

Hot Topic $26 

Old Navy $5 


Sleeveless Shirts" 

John Walker 
El Dorado, 

"Chemise" (Light, 
Long Sleeve Top) 

Christopher Towboun 
Africa, Freshman 

College $19 

Wal-Mart $8 

Dick's Sporting Goods $19 

"T-Shirt & Jeans" 

Derik Klaassen 
Newton, Sophomore 


Summer s 



By DANIEL Pewewardy 
Layout by Iennifer Chrapkowski 

Star Wars 
Episode 3 
(May 19) 

George Lucas' 
"Star Wars" 
prequel trilogy 
comes to an 
end with this 
much anticipat- 
ed final install- 
ment. Starring 
Hay den 
and Natalie Portman, the movie continues along 
Anakin Sky walker's path along the dark side that 
leads to his inevitable transformation into Darth 
Vader. Taking place three years after "Episode II," 
Sith wraps up many of the other story lines including 
the birth of Luke and Leia, Palapatine's rise to 
Emporer and the destruction of the Jedi Order. 

Charlie and the Chocolate 
Factory (July 15) 
Based on the children's 
book of the same name, 
Johnny Depp stars in this 
remake of "Willy Wonka 
and the Chocolate Factory." 
It tells the story of candy 
entrepreneur Willy Wonka 
who decides to hold a con- 
test to find an heir to his 
empire. The contest is held by hiding five golden 
tickets in Wonka's candy bar that will admit winners 
into Wonka's factory. One of ticket holders is Charlie 
Bucket, a good hearted boy from the wrong side the 
tracks. Charlie is thrown into Wonka's weird world 
in this amazing story directed by Tim Burton. 


Summer is right around the corner, and for 
many college students, besides the summer 
jobs and internships, comes boredom. But 
don't fret because we have several ideas 
that are sure to keep you entertained 
through the next few months. Whether it 
be at the drive-in or at the multiplex, films 
are the source of entertainment for many 
college students. So, this summer when you 
go on a hot date or are enjoying an after- 
noon matinee, here are some movies to look 
forward to. 

War of the Worlds (June 

Stephen Spielberg and 
Dream Works are set to 
release the most expensive 
movie ever made, with a 
budget of over $130 mil- 
lion. "War of the Worlds" 
surpasses the budget of 
"Titanic." It's based off of 
the H.G. Wells novel and 
stars Tom Cruise, Dakota 
Fanning, Tim Robbins and Miranda Otto. "War of the 
Worlds" plans on being the box office hit of the sum- 
mer. Aliens have invaded earth and it's up to Ray 
Ferrier (Cruise) to save his family from the encroach- 
ing terror. 

The Island (July 22) 
Ewan McGregor and 
Scarlett Johansson star 
in Michael Bay's new 
thriller. Set in the future, 
"The Island" tells the 
story of Lincoln Six- 
Echo (McGregor) who lives in a carefully controlled 
Utopian society, where everyone who lives there 
hopes to be chosen to go to the last uncontaminated 
spot on the planet "The Island." But Lincoln soon dis- 
covers that his whole life is a lie and he is a clone 
that has been created as spare parts . He soon escapes 
with another resident, Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson), 
and embarks on adventure to escape their dreaded 
surroundings and to find out the truth. 



One thing that the summer brings is new 
music. So if you're out listening to the radio 
in your car, watching music videos, or danc- 
ing and grooving in the club, you are sure to 
hear some of the following artists in this list 
of summer new releases. 

Back Street Boys "Never Gone" (June 21) 
The textbook definitions of "boy band" known only 
as the Back Street Boys are back. Nick, Howie, 
Brian, AJ, and Kevin have come out of their four 
year hiatus to release their new album "Never Gone." 
It is their first album since 200 l's "Black and Blue," 
and it features the new mildly upbeat single 
"Incomplete." The album has been recorded in vari- 
ous studios in Los Angeles and is said to house many 
different styles. 

Toby Keith "Honkey 
Tonk University" 
(May 17) 

The OU linebacker 
turned country music 
virtuoso Toby Keith, 
who surprised audi- 
ences last summer 
with his duo with 
Willy Nelson "Beer 
for My Horses," is 
releasing his 12th 
album. The album's single "Honky Tonk U" is 
already getting radio play and is at the top of country 
music charts. The 12 track album is said to be autobi- 
ographical and is set to the days when Keith was 
working at his grandmother's nightclub. Keith is on 
tour now and will be in Kansas City on June 19 at the 
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. 

Weezer "Make Believe" (May 10) 
The only alternative rock group to ever hang out with 
the Muppets, Weezer is set to release their new album 
"Make Believe." It features the single "Beverly Hills" 
and 13 other songs including "This Is Such a Pity." 
and "Peace." It was produced by rock legend Rick 
Reubens. This is Weezer 's first album since 2002 's 
"Maladroit," and is already gaining buzz from many 

Black Eyed Peas "Monkey Business" (June 17) 
The band behind last year's surprise hit "Hey Mama" 
is set to release their new album "Monkey Business." 
It will feature many guest musicians including 
appearances by The Godfather of Soul James Brown, 
guitar legend Dick Dale, and R&B singer John 
Legend. The first single of "Monkey Business" is 
titled "Don't Phunk with my Heart" and it will start 
getting air-play in May. 



By Amy Knowles 

Many organizations here on campus 
participate in various activites that not everyone 
knows about. Sometimes they don't even know 
the organizations let alone the good deeds they do. 
The Life Enrichment group is one of those less known groups. 

Tuesday's are special days. That's when 
members of the Life Enrichment Series 
meet. It's a time for hanging out with old 
friends or meeting new ones, learning a few 
new tricks and a little entertainment. 

The Life Enrichment group meets in the Kansas 
Room of the 1500 building almost every Tuesday, (if 
the college is open), from September to the middle of 
May. The meetings last from 9:30 am to 1 130 am. 
Some stay for lunch at either the cafeteria or the 
snack bar. 

The meetings are a chance for area residents over 
the age of 60 to get together and socialize and learn 
about topics that are important to them. 

Topics can range from an update about Medicare 
and learning about Kansas Parks and Wildlife to 
information about the YMCA followed by a program 
performed by the EduCare kids. 

The group sometimes ventures off cam- 
pus. This year the trips have been to places 
in the state, but other times they have gone 
to places like Chicago and St. Louis. 

This year trips included the Prairie Rose 
Chuckwagon in Benton, and they are planning 
trips to the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre 
in Wichita, Topeka to visit the Binkley 
Gardens and the Kansas Museum of History 
and Newton to the Kansas Sampler Festival. 

That is not all this busy group does. 

They also find time to volunteer and find 
other ways to help. Camp Butler 2000 pro- 
vides an excellent opportunity for the bunch 
to volunteer and to share their time with at- 

risk kids. They also volunteer for other camps like 
area woodworking and fishing camps. 

The doll house in the Student Union was made by 
the Life Enrichment members in 2000. 

It was donated at the Butler Foundation Auction. 
Every year, it has been put back on the auction block 
and the person that buys it has donated it back to the 

To date, the dollhouse has raised $5,800 for the 

"They make me look forward to Tuesday's," says 
Susan Howell, Director of Community Education. 
The group ranges from 50 - 100 at the meetings, and 
the trips are generally limited to about 24 people. 
The ages range from 60 - 93-years-old. 

"They have taught me that when you retire, it 
doesn't mean that your life is over." 

Photo by Amy Knowles 

LECTURES AT ANY AGE. Members of the Life Enrichment 
group participate in lectures in the Kansas Room in the 1 500 
building as well as many other activities. 


"They have taught me that when you retire, it 
doesn't mean that your life is over." 

-Susan Howell, Director of Community Education 

PLATES OR SHOES? At left members of the Life 
Enrichment program learn how to use paper plates as 
exercise equipment and that staying active doesn't 
have to involve strenuous activity. 
AND REACH/ Above, during a presentation by the 
El Dorado YMCA, the Life Enrichment group did an 
entire body workout in about 1 5 minutes, all from the 
comfort of their chairs. 


ydw^ this year 

By Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Looking back at school most students will be able to say they enjoyed hanging out with their 
friends at the Grizzly sporting events or the many after parties. Whatever they have done 
over the past year as a Grizzly, everyone can share one thing, we all had our good times and 
our bad. While actually attending classes most students developed favorites and those that 
they would dread going to every 
day. Share the final thoughts of 
some fellow classmates. 


As the end of the semester approaches, the majority of sophomores are prepar- 
ing themselves to transfer to further their education at a four year 
university. Our sports media staff has done an excellent job of covering main 
events that took place throughout the 2004-2005 school year. This year, the 
sports staff is saying goodbye to two staff members, Jeremy Costello and Steve 

Many people who will graduate in the spring will 
think back and think of Butler as a school that got 
them to the next step in life. For me the last two 
years have been a dream as well as a nightmare at 
some points. Most people who attend Butler go to 
classes, work and party with friends on the week- 
ends. I classify myself as one of those individuals but 
unlike those people I have a different story to tell at 

For the last two years I have been a part of the 
Butler Student Sports Media Program directed by 
Michael Swan, who teaches many classes at Butler. 

When I first came to Butler in the fall of 2003, 1 was 
not one of the six kids to receive a full academic 
scholarship. It wasn't until the next semester that one 
of the students left and I of course was given a schol- 
arship which I cherished tremendously. 

Some of the best memories that I have come in 
contact with were doing play-by-play games for the 
men's basketball and football teams. On top of that, I 
wrote for the school newspaper, The Lantern, and the 
Grizzly magazine. 

My favorite memory of the last two years was 
going to Allen County to broadcast the men's and 
women's basketball games for the night. Even though 
the women won their game earlier, the men's game 
was overly exciting. The Grizzlies ended up winning 
the game in a double overtime thriller. At the end of 
regulation, Butler never led but tied with Bryan Ross 
hitting a three point shot at the buzzer to force a sec- 
ond overtime. In the second overtime, Corey Bailey 
threw up an amazing dunk just inside the foul line to 
put Butler up for good. 

The people I met over the last two years will be 
friends I will cherish until I die. Some people I won't 
even talk to in the future which is fine by me. The 
things I learned while attending Butler will hopefully 
lead me into a job in the sports market. Whether it's 
doing play-by-play for a specific team, or writing for a 
well known paper, I will always look back and 
remember Butler was the first school that gave me a 
chance at doing something that I love the most which 
is "Sports." 

-Steve Barnack 

MOVING ON. Jeremy Costello works the board in 
the studio for a sports broadcast, running promos 
and controlling what goes on the air. 

None of this experience would have 
been worth it if not for the others 
who were involved in it with me." 

- Jeremy Costello 

I never thought I would have so much fun at 
school. Being a radio announcer for Butler sports 
these past two years has been a dream for me. I've 
had the opportunity to do a dream job, while also writ- 
ing articles for the Lantern newspaper, stories for the 
Grizzly Magazine, hosting weekly radio shows, talk- 
ing with coaches and players, and even being the 
sports anchor for Butler's TV broadcast "The Campus 
Edge". And through it all, I have made some unfor- 
gettable memories and lifelong friends. 

My favorite sport to broadcast, as well as watch, 
play, follow, read about, bet on and even dream about 
is football. So naturally my favorite memories come 
from times I was calling football games. 

The best time I had was when I got to travel to 
Utah to broadcast the national championship game 
two seasons ago. We got to stay in Las Vegas since it 
was close by, and that alone made the trip worth- 
while. Walking down the strip was fun, highlighted 
by our stop in the ESPN zone. It was crazy! There 
were scoreboards everywhere, all kinds of TVs airing 
various sporting events, and tons of paraphernalia of 
every team you could think of. I couldn't walk out of 
there with nothing, so I just bought a small shot glass 
with the ESPN zone logo on it. We stayed in a great 
hotel room that night as well. And what better way to 
cap off the weekend than with a national champi- 
onship with the Grizzlies, who capped off an unde- 
feated season. 

Then of course there is basketball. Calling basket- 
ball has been more fun than what I thought it would 

Traveling with the team on those five hour trips to 
Colby and Seward was always fun. This year has 
been especially exciting. Several men's games were 
awesome because of the "dunk fests" that took place 

almost on a consistent basis. The women's games 
were awesome too. Best of all, there were a ton of 
stories to cover. The coaching change on the women's 
team was huge, and getting to know Coach Fullmer 
was a great experience for me. Then at the end of the 
year, I covered the breaking news about the resigna- 
tion of coach Helms of the men's team, which also 
was a great experience as far as the news world goes. 

Not all of it has been fun and games. It actually 
takes a lot of work to prepare for a broadcast. 
Pestering coaches and players can be a hassle for 
them as well as for me, especially when no one wants 
to talk or, worse, when no one is around to talk. 

Then I have to gather all kinds of information so 
that I can have a lot of things to talk about for the 
pre-game and post-game shows to make myself at 
least sound intelligent. 

Then there is the process of writing articles for 
the Lantern, which requires that I have all of the sta- 
tistics I can find, as well as being able to recall all the 
important things that happened during the game. A 
lot to do, but I enjoy every bit of it. 

Not to sound like a cliched, broken record, but 
none of this experience would have been worth it if 
not for the others who were involved in it with me. 

It was really a great team effort. All the kids in 
the sports media, radio and television departments, 
and all of the kids on the Lantern and Grizzly staffs 
are all amazing people. 

Just being around them in the computer lab and 
having fun times and great conversations, which 
occasionally led to arguments, were all great. I 
wouldn't trade this experience for anything. 

And the best part was I did not have to pay for 
any of it. 

-Jeremv Costello 


"In his mind, he's nothing special, nothing differem 

Zac Attack 

Last season's starting quarterback has moved on to the University of j 

Nebraska where he will start in the quarterback position again. Headlines 

from the local paper the Journal Star were filled with Zac. The headline 

above is one of the many featured headlines surrounding the new recruit. 

As he left an impression at Butler, he is starting off on a good foot with 

the Cornhusker program. 

By Jennifer Chrapkowski 

A recent Butler gradutate is making noise at 
his new school. Zac Taylor, starting quar- 
terback this past season for the Grizzly 
football program, has made his way to the 
starting line-up at the University of Nebraska. 

Ending spring practice is the anual red and white 
game. This is the starters (first and second string) vs. 
the third and fourth strings. 

Taylor beat out former starter Joe Dailey as the 
starting quarterback and the commotion about him 

At Butler he had over 3,000 yards passing and a 
total of 29 touchdowns. To give you an idea of how 
well he played in the Nebraska spring game, in one 
half he compiled 357 yards and three touchdowns. 
This broke a school spring game record. 

The buzz around Lincoln was who is this guy, and 
where did he come from? 

Prior to Butler he redshirted as a freshman at 
Wake Forest and was the back-up quarterback his 
sophomore year. Once he got to Butler he received 
the starting spot. 

The coaching staff at U of N was eager to have 
him join the team. "We just felt like we needed some 
experience at this position, and that's what we felt 
Zac brought for us...," says Cornhusker QB coach Jay 
Norvell, in the Journal Star. 

The decision to add Taylor to the roster was a 
welcome choice to Cornhusker football fans as well 
as coaches. 

His style complements their new West Coast 
offensive style that head coach Bill Callahan brought 
to the program. 

"He's really fun to be around, he's exceptionally 
smart and intelligent and has all of the intangibles 
that you look for in the make-up of a quarterback. 
We're very pleased with what he's accomplished on 
the playing field," says Callahan in the Journal Star. 

"I think he has met everyone's expectations," says 
Butler Head Coach Troy Morrell. 

With all the compliments flooding in he is still 
staying down to earth about it all. "In his mind, he's 
nothing special, nothing different than the other guy," 
says Justin Tomerlin in the Star, who is a former tea- 
mate of Taylor's and future Cornhusker himself. "At 
a quarterback postion, that's very important." 

As he settles in with his new teammates and 
coaches the nerves begin to settle as well. But when 
he was entering the new stadium for the first time he 
had "chills, to be honest with you," says Taylor. "It 
was really different to stand in that tunnel and hear 
that tunnel walk go off, and seeing all those people 
out there... it was incredible," Taylor says in the 

The crowd that afternoon was over 63,000. That's 
a few more people than he's used to here at Butler. 

As many new recruits to the Cornhusker program 
feel, he says that "it's a perfect fit for me. It's a great 
opportunity to play for a great program with a great 
coaching staff. It's an opportunity I couldn't pass up," 
says Taylor in the Star. 

Joining him in the fall from Butler is defensive 
end Justin Tomerlin and wide receiver Frantz Hardy. 
Hopefully their careers at the University of Nebraska 
will be an early success like Taylor's. 


than the other guy," 

-Justin Tomerlin regarding Zac Taylor 

TAKING ACTION. (Right) Butler transfer Zac Taylor 
has been very successful early on in his career at 
the University of Nebraska. As the starting quar- 
terback at Butler he had over 3,000 yards passing 
and a total of 29 touchdowns. During the spring 
game at Nebraska he was able to break a record 
with 357 yards and three touchdowns in only one 
half. Picture at right is courtesy of 
(Below) Taylor (13), huddles up to call a play at 
the spring game in mid -April. Picture is courtesy 
of the Journal Star, photo by William Lauer. 








Layout by rachelle Poirier 

Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus, 

It looks like Todd Carter has been kicked 
upstairs to the athletic director's job permanently. 
So, the former long-time athletic trainer for Butler 
is now settled in as AD. 

Carter seems pleased with what he has 
been able to accomplish in his two years as the 
Grizzlies' "interim" athletic boss and looks for- 

around the athletes downstairs," Carter say: 
"Before, I could help and support them 

I'm not around (as much). Now, I'm trWDoss 
and they will see me when there is seething 
bad happening." 

But before we see this as pUmething melan- 
choly, understand that baP^round is helping 

personal level, I've missed 


ward to the future. Still, it's easy to tell Carter 
misses some of the aspects of being "down- 
stairs" with the athletes as their head athletic 

He said the unusual transition has been 
smooth, thanks in part to the help of a lot of peo- 
ple. But, at times, he likes to keep a bit of the 
pulse of his old job as well. 

"I am able to teach classes and go to games 
and practice," Carter says. This year, Carter has 
taught advanced athletic training and archery. 

Carter was known around Butler as the train- 
er for 16 years before the big job change. 

"On a personal level, I've missed being 


"It's been a smooth transition around here," 
Carter says. "After 16 years, you know every- 
body. The help of the community has made the 
transition smoother. I certainly had no experi- 
ence in fundraising but I communicated those 
needs to the boosters and others." 

To that end, knowing former Butler athletes 
has helped the department financially, Carter 

"Financially, the Booster Club is the best it's 
ever been," Carter says. 

Carter seems especially watchful of the 
Champions Training Center (CTC), Butler's big 


new athletic addition. The facility is functional 
now with such features as practice facilities and 
weights, but there is more to be done. 

"It is going through its final processes," 
Carter says. "In fact, we met with the architect 
yesterday (April 11) to work on the part not com- 

Carter says there are a lot of "good things 
happening" in the athletic department. He points 
out that includes Butler leading the nation for the 
"all-sports trophy." 

It's important to see that Carter also has more 
of the politics of athletics to handle as well. One 
of his most visible duties is helping to hire 
coaches. It's not necessarily getting resumes 
that's hard, it's finding the right person. 

"The hardest part of the job so far has been 
filling the coaching positions," Carter says. "You 
can make friends and enemies in the selection 
process. It's a no-win situation; someone will 
be upset. The phone has been ringing off the 
wall (concerning coaching vacancies). You are 
going to disappoint someone." 

To help with that, Carter says he operates 
from this credo: "I (am) going to do what is best 
for the athletic department." 

"There is pressure," Carter says. "You are in 
the public eye. Decisions you make affect a lot 
of people." 

There are meetings and time constraints and 
duties off-campus. 

"Being out in the community is huge," Carter 

and Dave Callaway, both from El Dorado, are 
behind the event. The coaches and Boosters 
also help. 

This year, the event made $20,000 in one 
night. That huge success has been a bit of a 
surprise, Carter adds. 

There really is no typical day, Carter adds, 
but he is in charge of everything at athletic 
events from parking, game sponsors, halftime 
entertainment to who's running the concession 

"You have to be organized," he points out. 

Athletic secretary Wava Seymour has been a 
big help, Carter points out, with the transition 
from former AD Curtis Hammeke to Carter. The 
school actually had three primary candidates, 
already ADs at other community colleges, come 
interview on campus and hold public meetings 
after Hammeke decided to leave two years ago. 
None was a fit for Butler, however, Carter says. 

"So I told Curtis I would volunteer," Carter 

"Friends, the community, the Butler family (all 
helped)," Carter adds. 

"I applaud the staff, the coaches and the 

Carter was the interim athletic director for a 
year, then said he would do it for one more. He 
wanted to finish work with the CTC. 

"I didn't want it to be changed before it was 
completed," Carter says. 

Soccer coach Amy Estes has also been a big 

ng around the athletes downstairs" 

I -Todd Carter, Athletic Director 


"One thing I was scared about was my rela- 
tionship with the coaches," he continues. 
"Before, you were below them and now you are 
the boss. It's just different. Most of those rela- 
tionships have remained intact." 

"You are in charge of 25 coaches, all the 
sports and programs," he says. "It's a busi- 

He's helped that business with the idea of 
the Mountain Oyster Feed, held the last two 
years as a fundraising effort. Albert Hogoboom 

factor in what is going on in offices at "The 
Power Plant," as she handles many of the day to 
day operations, including budgets and purchase 

Carter says he really wants to see every 
sport succeed. That seems natural, since he 
was so directly involved with all the programs by 
helping the athletes get healthy. As a result, he 
says athletic trainer might actually be one of the 
easier jobs to graduate from to become an ath- 
letic director. The health of the overall athletic 
program is now Carter's job. -Mike Swan 


ansas Associated Collegiate Press 
(KACP) Contest Results 

The Grizzly Magazine 

Jennifer Chrapkowski: 

First runner-up for Journalist of the Year. 
Honorable Mention in sports page 
1 design, headline writing and cover 
Second place in event writing. 

Christina Crow: 

Honorable Mention in feature 

Andrew Keeling: 

Honorable Mention in event writing. 

Andrew Dorpinghaus: ^ 

First place in news photography 

(The Lantern). 

Honorable Mention in sports 



Honorable Mention in event